“I’m not scared,” says Wende Zomnir, unfl appably discussing being dropped on the peak of a mountain by a helicopter and then careening down with only a thin sheet of plastic and steel strapped to her feet.
The creative director and co-founder of Newport Beach, Calif.-based Urban Decay began heliboarding four years ago in Utah, where she was deposited on the tops of mountains in the Wasatch Range to descend 2,000 to 2,500 vertical feet. Next, she headed to Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, where she has handled slopes with angles of up to 50 degrees and drops of 3,500 to 6,000 vertical feet. “When you’re deep in powder and on a steep slope and the conditions are perfect, there’s not much more fun that you can have,” says Zomnir. “It just feels like you’re floating.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"